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Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant

) #15 of 450 Restaurants in Newcastle $$ - $$$ Seafood, , International
200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 1111
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (179 reviews)
“prawns” (54 reviews)
“swordfish” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:00All hours
Seafood, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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1 - 10 of 985 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an absolute winner of a venue for dinner. I had never heard of Scratchleys and was advised it would be a good restaurant for a work dinner. So we gave it a shot and all twenty diners left with very full belly's, ranting and...More

Thank Captain_Shack
Reviewed 4 days ago

For the best seafood chowder and seafood basket - but don't eat before hand!! We hadn't been there for ages and it is still great.

Thank Bushgirl001
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped by as the place seemed to have a good view, asked if we were welcome for just a coffee and ice cream and were immediately welcomed in. Service was friendly and efficient, the coffee and ice cream were both good. Great views over the...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice upscale bar right at the water front, very nice view over the river Good atmosphere, great music, mixed crowed, good wine and drink selection

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic spot on the harbour. Eating delicious yellow fin tuna with crisp white wine and watching an entertaining display of dolphins and massive ships both plying the harbour. It is such a great spot. Scratchleys is not fine dining however very fresh middle...More

Thank patrick s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A recent business lunch was enjoyable. Didn't blow me away as expected but pleasant enough . Service was fine but a bit of a longer wait than we anticipated given that we were on limited time. Will try again for dinner soon and would recommend...More

Thank honest_foodie79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the oysters for entree and they were excellent, the garlic prawns for main were worth the extra price , great service this time and lovely staff . Meal was really nice

Thank deeliciousmartin67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scratchley's has been a Newcastle fine dinning institution for years for a reason, they do it well. Always beautifully presented, always delicious, always friendly and helpful staff with great portion sizes makes it's also value for money. The changing specials are always beautiful and typically...More

Thank JuniperO26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit expensive but well worth it for special occasions. We ordered the massive seafood platter. It's about $120 for two but is simply amazing to eat.

1  Thank Rene'e F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our five year old grandson for his birthday dinner to Scratchleys last Friday evening. Scratchleys cater for families very well. Our server was so lovely to the children and they interacted with her very well. The food for both kids and adults is...More

1  Thank Denise2300
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4 August 2016|
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Response from vicki w | Reviewed this property |
They have a well layed out menu but definitely pick off the specials menu. It's full of fresh seasonal seafood. Could do 2 courses for 2 with wine for $120
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 1111
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